cover image Reservoir


Donna Stonecipher. University of Georgia Press, $16.95 (88pp) ISBN 978-0-8203-2463-0

Life on several continents, sexual passion and intellective experience among the recesses of language produce the unique prose poems in Donna Stonecipher's The Reservoir. Residence in Teheran, Prague, Seattle and Iowa-and study of prose-poem masters from St. John Perse to Killarney Clary-inform the inviting reflections and meditations in Stonecipher's volume, in which ""Words drift free of their captors,"" the beach-side ""sun proves that I am hollow"" and ""The record kept spinning as if to please the needle. So we all hoped for something private to excavate our own engraved refrains.""